Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome to Joy Note #4: Legacy of Joy.
Today’s Joy Note is a somber one…yet a very joyful one. I want to dedicate today to the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.
This message is for the memory of Lee Owen, Tamara Durand, Jenny Sorenson. Wilhelm Hospel, and Jane Kulich….and their joy.
I do not believe you can be in a dance troupe and not be filled with joy.
There is just something about dancing which is a joyful experience.
And dancing in front of others as an older woman just screams joy.
Yet, there were actual screams on November 28, 2021.
That is when a car became a weapon and the driver plowed through the Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
His SUV went through the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and three of those precious ladies left this world for the next.
What they left behind amidst grief were legacies of joy.
Read here in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Lee Owen.
Though her story brings tears, it also brings a smile.
The decisions we make today, in the world we have been gifted, determines our legacies.
Experiencing true joy, doing the things we love most, will write our legacy for us.
I for one want to be remembered as a joyful woman…wife…mother…grandmother.
Join with me and make a decision today to find joy in all that you do. To live life with joy. To share joy with others. Decide what you love most and focus there.
Do not waste one more day in despondency, anger, unforgiveness, or fear….but for yourself, family, friends, and the members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies….begin a legacy of joy now.
You will not regret it and perhaps….
You Will Dance!
HANUKKAH BEGINS TODAY
I wish all of those celebrating Hanukkah a joyful and meaningful celebration this year as you go into this beautiful time. It is part of your legacy of joy.
For any Joy Notes you have missed …
Thank you for being here…hopefully you will join us tomorrow…and always
By Pamela Lutrell